Envirotech Air Quality Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Coral Springs’

“Can I Remove Ice from my AC Myself?”

Monday, August 26th, 2019

ice-on-air-conditionerThe short answer to this is “no,” but we promise to elaborate.

Essentially, trying to scrape ice off of your air conditioner yourself could end up further damaging it, plus removing the ice doesn’t solve the problem that caused the ice buildup to begin with!

So, what does cause that ice buildup? It’s not a normal occurrence, despite your air conditioner cooling the air. We understand how it could be easy to believe that ice might be involved, but transferring heat from one place to another using refrigerant as an air conditioner does, does not use ice, and shouldn’t create it either.

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Beware of These Ductless Repair Needs

Monday, June 18th, 2018

ductless system being adjusted by a technicianThere is an option out there for both cooling and heating that has been growing in popularity recently. That’s the ductless system. Instead of operating through a network of ducts connected to an indoor air handler and evaporator unit, a ductless system basically breaks up the indoor unit and the blower fans in order to distribute conditioned air throughout the home in the form of air handlers, mounted high up on the wall of the room it’s intended for.

If you’ve ever been in a home or building (they’re most often seen in hotels these days) and have seen something on the wall that resembles a window air conditioner but doesn’t go back through the wall, then you’re looking at a component of the ductless system—an air handler—which is connected to a single outdoor unit, essentially creating the same effect as a central heat pump without the air ducts. There are numerous advantages to using this type of air conditioning in Coral Springs, FL—namely, its efficiency.

But, there are also unique needs to be aware of. In particular, repair needs.

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Hosting a Holiday Party? Follow These AC Tips!

Monday, December 4th, 2017

outdoor string lights hanging on a line in backyardThe AC system installed in your home is designed to handle the comfort needs of you and your family. True, some families are larger than others, but overall they’re meant to manage the comfort needs of your household members, and maybe a couple of guests.

So long as you have your air conditioner professionally installed, it will easily match the comfort requirements of your family so that it can perform efficiently and keep you comfortable while helping you save money on your energy costs.

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Does Commercial AC Need More Attention Than a Residential System?

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

commercial rooftop units for air conditionerSummer seems to last forever here, as the warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately have proven. While homeowners in other parts of the country are starting to turn off their air conditioners in favor of their heaters, ours are still chugging along. Even though you’re still using your cooling system, as temperatures even out a bit, it is the perfect time to have your system maintained and checked for any Coral Springs, FL air conditioning repair needs—especially if we’re talking about your commercial AC system.

The good news is, our team is highly experienced with the commercial HVAC needs in our area, and we can handle any problems that your commercial space may have. It’s important to utilize an HVAC company that has specific experience handling these large unique AC systems, since they are much different than a simple residential system.

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AC Question from Palm Beach: How to Tell if Your Central AC Has a Refrigerant Leak

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Refrigerant leaks in central AC systems happen when the seals, hoses or other components can no longer hold up to the pressures placed on them by the air conditioner as it runs.  Envirotech Air Quality Services has a team of AC specialists that work with air conditioning systems every day and can properly identify if your central AC has a refrigerant leak, but it is also important that you know the warning signs as well.

Warning Signs of a Central AC Refrigerant Leak

One of the most common symptoms of a central AC refrigerant leak is when cool air stops being produced.  This results in a warm building, even when the air conditioner has been running more than normal.  When the AC is low on refrigerant it cannot properly cool the coils which air moves over in order to become colder, thus producing either the same temperature of air or only a slightly cooler temperature of air that does not properly cool a space as it once did.

In some cases low refrigerant can cause coils to become overly cool and then frost over.  This happens when an AC system has been working extra hard to try and keep a building to the proper temperature and as such never shuts down, causing the coils to frost over, and causing an additional problem.

A refrigerant leak will also result in higher electricity bills.  This is because your AC will work harder at trying to cool the air when it can never quite reach the goal.  An overworked air conditioner will waste energy by running continually, and increasing those monthly energy bills.  With just a 10% refrigerant leak an AC will cause up to a 20% increase in your electric bills.

And of course, the best way to determine if you have a central air conditioning refrigerant leak is to have a professional Palm Beach AC technician perform a test on your refrigerant lines.  If a refrigerant leak is found, the root cause of the leak can be fixed, rather than just patching up the problem temporarily by adding more refrigerant.  If a leak is not fixed the leakage will continue to escalate until multiple portions of your AC system are affected, even causing failure of the air conditioner to occur.

Let the AC professionals at Envirotech Air Quality Services be your guide through the AC inspection process and determine whether your loss of cooling, frosted coils, or high energy bills are indications of a refrigerant leak.  Contact Envirotech and get the quality AC services that you need to ensure your air conditioning system once again functions well by properly cooling your indoor space even through the hottest days.

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